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Middle East Fintech Firms to Operate Under New Guidelines from Abu Dhabi Global Market

The Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) of Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) has provided an updated set of regulatory guidelines that are meant to serve as a framework to support the operations of Fintech companies. Many of these startups offer third-party services to clients of… Read More

Chinese Fintech Ant Group’s Business Restructuring May Impact its Revenue and Profit Growth, Could Force Firm to Raise More Capital

After facing increasing pressure from Chinese authorities, billionaire Jack Ma’s Fintech firm Ant Group is now focused on restructuring its business operations in order to serve as a financial holding company. The Ant Group has also been focused on positioning itself as an Internet-tech firm… Read More

China’s Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission Orders All Local Firms to Investigate their Fintech Businesses

China’s banking and insurance regulator stated on December 31, 2020 (Thursday) that all Internet-based platforms in the country should investigate their Fintech-related businesses to ensure that they’re following regulatory guidelines and must also address any shortcomings. China‘s financial regulators have held discussions with Alibaba’s (NYSE:BABA)… Read More

Chinese Regulators Order Billionaire Jack Ma’s Fintech Ant Group to Return to its Payments Services Business, Place New Restrictions

Chinese regulatory authorities have ordered billionaire Jack Ma’s Fintech firm Ant Group Co. to return to offering payments services, instead of attempting to expand its operations into consumer loans or wealth management. China’s reserve bank officials recently held discussions with Ant Group’s management and instructed… Read More

Fintech as a Service Providers in Mexico Likely to Face Serious Challenges due to New Regulations, Analysts Claim

A new regulatory policy has reportedly been introduced by Mexico’s financial industry regulator CNBV and it’s being referred to as “a death sentence” for firms that are providing Fintech-as-a-Service (FaaS) businesses, according to analysts. Carlos David Valderrama Narvaéz and Diego Montes Serralde from Legal Paradox,… Read More

China Might Further Tighten Control Over Large Fintech Firms by Limiting their Banking Partners, According to Former Finance Minister

Chinese authorities may consider further tightening control over large Fintech companies by restricting or limiting the number of banking institutions they can work with, according to the Securities Times which cited recent statements from a former Chinese finance minister. As first reported by Bloomberg, bad… Read More

South Korea’s Financial Services Commission and Reserve Bank are Reportedly Arguing Over Adoption of New Fintech Regulations

South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) has proposed several legislative updates that could potentially give it more control over payment settlements in the Fintech sector. The Bank of Korea (BOK), the nation’s central bank, has stated that these proposed guidelines would create redundant regulations. As… Read More

Chile’s Ministry of Finance to Work on Regulatory Framework for Fintech and Open Banking

Chile’s Ministry of Finance recently revealed that it aims to streamline the development of its regulatory framework for Fintech and Open Banking. Chile’s government will reportedly be working on a legal proposal for standardizing Open Banking. This should help with promoting competition and innovation in… Read More

Egypt’s Financial Regulatory Authority Approves Draft of Laws to Regulate Fintech in Non-Banking Financial Sector

The Financial Regulatory Authority’s (FRA) Board of Directors in Egypt has reportedly approved a draft law that aims to regulate and support the use of Fintech services in the non-banking financial sector. Mohamed Omran, Chairman at the FRA, noted that the approval will aim to… Read More

Lex Sokolin: Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys Predicts Greater Convergence Between Fintechs and Incumbents in Coming Years

We recently talked to Lex Sokolin, the Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio based in New York. Before joining ConsenSys, Sokolin was the Global Director of Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, a firm that was eventually acquired by… Read More

New MENA Region Fintech Report Released by Dubai-based Global Ventures, a Leading VC Firm

Global Ventures, a Dubai-based venture capital firm that recently finalized a $50 million investment round, has released a new report that discusses the state of Fintech in the Middle East region. Global Ventures’ extensive 59-page report covers the ongoing growth and development of the Fintech… Read More

Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance Begins Consultation on Evaluation Criteria for Fintech Projects

The Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance has reportedly begun a consultation on a Draft Decree on the evaluation criteria to test out Fintech projects in a sandbox environment. The ministry has appointed a Fintech Committee, which will be exploring various financial technology projects. The… Read More

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